Results / Latest Results

Race Results:

30 November 2011 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - PO YAN HANDICAP

Class 1 - 1000M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.3
Sectional Time: 12.62 21.42 23.28

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13HORSE GALORE (L220)K. C. NgY. S. Tsui971204.24.660:57.31-2-112.62 21.50 23.20
24AT MOMENT IN TIME (L211)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum961297.47.67N0:57.35-3-212.86 21.42 23.08
310EL ZONDA (K132)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz881196.36.580.750:57.49-8-313.22 21.78 22.44
47HAPPY REUNION (K163)T. ClarkP. F. Yiu921253935121.250:57.56-5-412.94 21.58 23.01
55VITAL FLYER (K373)K. C. LeungC. W. Chang96126175.21120:57.610-10-513.34 21.86 22.44
66SUPER BOY (K405)M. L. YeungK. L. Man931216.61043.250:57.84-6-612.86 21.74 23.25
79PROLIFIC CHAMPION (M226)G. MosseA. S. Cruz90123121333.250:57.88-9-713.10 22.02 22.74
88ELITE SIXTY-SIX (K085)D. BeadmanJ. Moore901231146103.250:57.811-11-813.42 21.82 22.62
911WITHINMYHEART (M176)G. CheyneNg Ting-keung86119173753.750:57.97-7-913.06 21.70 23.15
102ROMANTIC CITY (L023)O. DoleuzeP. F. Yiu99132143294.500:58.02-1-1012.70 21.34 23.98
1112AMEDEO (K292)M. Du PlessisA. T. Millard84117199.615.500:58.23-4-1112.78 21.62 23.82
121FLYING COLOURS (J111)C. Y. HoD. Cruz1001289.77.126.500:58.312-12-1213.54 22.14 22.67
Sire:Choisir
Breed of the Winning Horse:HORSE GALORE
Dam:Queen's Victory
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 46.5
place 3 16.5
4 26.5
10 20
quinella 3-4 155
quinella place 3-4 58
3-10 67
4-10 91
tierce 3-4-10 905
trio 3-4-10 223
first 4 3-4-7-10 2377

Recap by phillip woo

Horse Galore was pestered for the lead by Romantic City to his outside after ridden early on to lead, was headed at the 600m by that same rival, reclaimed the lead at the 300m, established a length advantage at the 200m and held off the late surge of At Moment In Time to continue his remarkably consistent form with the claim of Alvin Ng ka-chun well utilised. At Moment In Time pressed forward to hold a position effectively one-out, one-back, shifted off the heels of Romantic City at the 300m and was getting closer with every stride. El Zonda settled behind midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend four wide, shifted further out at the 150m and finished nicely to take third. Happy Reunion slotted in nicely three back and to the outside of Super Boy, rallied four wide upon straightening and lost a placing in the final 30m. Plunged late, Vital Flyer made his run third from the rear after getting squeezed out at the start by Elite-Sixty Six and Happy Reunion, was making good ground three deep soon after straightening, eased one further out at the 100m and ran on well, despite running out of real estate. Prolific Champion travelled behind midfield and on the rails, straightened two-to-three deep and only scraped pass beaten runners. Specked late, Amedeo was under pressure entering the straight and weakened badly over the final 100m along the inside. Flying Colours had trouble staying in touch at the rear, was still well back at the head of the straight and never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (211) - PO YAN HANDICAP - Class 1 - 1000 Meters On arrival at the Start, AMEDEO, which made contact with the rail on proceeding to the Start, was examined by the Veterinary Officer and passed suitable to race.

Also on arrival at the Start, D Beadman reported that ELITE SIXTY-SIX had coughed on a number of occasions when proceeding to the barriers.

A veterinary examination of ELITE SIXTY-SIX revealed no significant abnormalities and after the necessary consultations was passed suitable to race.

WITHINMYHEART and HORSE GALORE bumped at the start.

PROLIFIC CHAMPION was slow to begin and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of SUPER BOY which shifted in.

When being taken across behind runners shortly after the start, ELITE SIXTY-SIX shifted out, resulting in VITAL FLYER being crowded for room inside HAPPY REUNION.

Passing the 200 Metres, WITHINMYHEART was steadied away from the heels of EL ZONDA which was taken out by HAPPY REUNION.

In the Straight, HAPPY REUNION got its head on the side and hung in.

O Doleuze (ROMANTIC CITY) was warned for raising his whip arm above shoulder height in the early part of the Straight.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of FLYING COLOURS, Apprentice C Y Ho stated that after being slow to begin, he rode his mount along in the early stages, however, FLYING COLOURS did not show any early speed.

He said although his saddle slipped back marginally in the early stages, this did not have any significant bearing on his ability to ride the horse out.

He said he continually rode FLYING COLOURS along in the early and middle stages to make up ground, however, FLYING COLOURS took some time to gather momentum.

He added that prior to the Home Turn FLYING COLOURS appeared to travel better, however, when placed under pressure in the Straight did not respond to his riding.

A veterinary inspection of FLYING COLOURS after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of ELITE SIXTY-SIX and AMEDEO after the race did not show any significant findings.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that HORSE GALORE had lost its left front plate.

HORSE GALORE and AT MOMENT IN TIME were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

27 November 2011 Sha Tin Racemeeting - Race 5 (197) After reviewing the patrol videos of this race following the racemeeting, the Stewards believed it was appropriate to question Apprentice K C Ng, the rider of TRACK LIGHTNING, regarding him not using the whip on that horse in the Straight.

Apprentice Ng stated that at the entrance to the Straight TRACK LIGHTNING got its head on the side and hung in towards CROESUS.

He said for the remainder of the Straight TRACK LIGHTNING continued to hang in and for this reason he was required to apply pressure on the horse's left rein to prevent it shifting ground.

He said he was aware that CROESUS was racing to his inside and chose not to transfer the whip into his right hand as he felt that there was a likelihood that TRACK LIGHTNING would shift ground and cause interference to CROESUS.

He added for these reasons he believed it was more appropriate to continue to ride TRACK LIGHTNING out as best as he could in the Straight without resorting to using the whip on the horse.

Apprentice Ng's explanation was accepted.

2.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 27 November 2011 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of CLASSIC JEWELLERY, CASTLE HERO, D DAY SUPER, DR UNION, POLYMER POWER, BREEZE OF LUCK, MATSUKAZE, HIGH RETURN, LUCKY BOY, DARPANA, DIVIDEND CHAMPION, NICHOLSON, CONNOISSEUR'S PICK, LIBERATOR, FUN HEROES, SUPER BOBO, PALEPALE, HANDSOME BATCHELOR, LEADING CITY, CAPTAIN SWEET, KING MOSSMAN, EAGLE REGIMENT, BLAZE KING, GLORIOUS DAYS and TIME AFTER TIME revealed no apparent abnormality.

3.

Racing Laboratory tests of RAY'S FAVOURITE, SOHNA, EAST OCEAN, LIFELINE ELITE, HAPPY CHAMPION, WISER, LET'S GOAL, EASY AHEAD, ROMANCING TAMAR, FORTUNE TOGETHER, CHATER POWER, GOLD WINNER, SPANDAU BALLET, YOUNG HERO, SUPREME TYCOON, AEROSA, FRIENDS OF YAN OI, CROWN WITNESS, CARRY THE ZEAL, FORTUNE WINNER, NOBLE DELUXE (16.11.11), LUCKY NISTELROOY, BENEFACTOR, REAL GENEROUS, HUMONGUS, RAIN OF THUNDER, REGAL ARMY, SOLAR GREAT, GOLD RACER, RIGHT TIMING, SOLAR BOY, TARREGA, SUPREME JEWELLERY, TAVERNER, HAPPY FOREVER, LITTLE BRIDGE, ENTRAPMENT, CALIFORNIA MEMORY, THUMBS UP, PURE CHAMPION, DESTINED FOR GLORY, AMBITIOUS DRAGON, FLYING UNICORN, VIVA FREEDOM, ALADDIN PRINCE, FAY FAY, DRAGON FIGHTER (20.11.11) and GOLD JOINT, GOOD SMILE, RACING LEGEND, POTENTIAL, BUMPER STRIKE, GREAT RENOWN, SUISSE D'OR, LUCKY RECORD, GAMEKEEPERS, GOOD HONG KONG, ELUSIVE PRINCE, FLYING SMART, FREE AND EASY, PERFECT GEAR, POCKET ROCKETS, INTELLECTUALSTRIDE, KYARA, PENGLAI XIANZI, HAPPY TUMBLER, LUCKY WARRIOR, LUNAR REFLECTIONS, OTTIMO (23.11.11) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawals Race 4:MOUNT VICTORY and SPANDAU BALLET on 29.11.11 on veterinary advice.

2.

Fine Race 3:W M Lai (BRILLIANT ONE): $15,000 for careless riding over the concluding stages.

3.

Warnings Race 4:Apprentice C Y Ho (EAGLE SPIRIT) for shifting in shortly after entering into the Straight.Race 6:Apprentice C Y Ho (THE PRINCE) re his riding over the concluding stages.Race 8:O Doleuze (ROMANTIC CITY) for raising his whip arm above shoulder height in the early part of the Straight.

4.

Suspension Race 3:W M Lai (BRILLIANT ONE) for careless riding over the concluding stages (12 - 22 December 2011 on which day he may resume race riding - 3 Hong Kong racedays).

5.

Bleeders Race 1:HUGE PROFIT (2nd time)Race 7:GO LUCKY GO 6.

Stalls Test Race 1:WINNER SMART 7.

Official Barrier Trial Race 5:STALLION SUPREME 8.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 1:PILLOWINRace 4:MOUNT VICTORY; SPANDAU BALLET; SOLAR WONDER